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UCT student to continue activism at Oxford
04 January, 2016

He is a recipient of a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship because of his impressive academic record and leadership skills. Yet, Sakhe Mkosi aims to use this opportunity as a platform for further activism to promote decolonisation and transformation at the world-renowned University of Oxford.

I feel an ethical tension in accepting a Rhodes Scholarship. Once I am at Rhodes House [in Oxford] I will get involved in initiatives such as Redress Rhodes, which seek to address the remnants of [Rhodes'] sordid colonial history, particularly insofar as they linger within the scholarships themselves," explained Mkosi, who is studying towards an MPhil in Public Policy and Administration at UCT.


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Appointment of new Dean of Commerce
31 December, 2015

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Dr Max Price, has announced the appointment of the first women dean of Commerce – Professor Ingrid Woolard from the School of Economics. For his letter to colleagues and students

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Commerce staff meeting with VC – message from the Acting Dean of Commerce
10 November, 2015

Thanks to the many staff who attended and participated in the Faculty dialogue with the Vice Chancellor yesterday morning. Subsequently a number of staff have commented on the usefulness of this meeting. They now feel much better informed as they have gained a better understanding of the issues that management have been grappling with since the start of the student protests three weeks ago.

Many of you are probably aware of the events that unfolded at the emergency Senate meeting yesterday afternoon. Soon after the Senate meeting started a group of circa 150 UCT, CPUT and UWC students stormed the venue (Kramer LT2) and disrupted the meeting. Some of them surrounded the Vice Chancellor and started screaming at him. Water, water bottles and food were thrown at Senate members and members of the Executive.


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